Review : The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

“Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.
Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.”

i knew absolutely nothing about this book and i think that’s what made my reading alot more interesting. The story really took me by surprise. It was really dark and touched a lot of inportant hard subjects. The begining was abit slow, and it took me a little while to really get into it. I started enjoying it more when I knew more about our 3 main characters. I love Dill. i wanted to hug him and  get him out of there, away from his parents. They were absolutely awful. Dill was interesting to follow. Travis was an other good character, i do wish we had more of him. I have to say that i didn’t like Lydia. She annoyed me so much. I know she wanted to help her friends, but i dislike how she acted. She thinks she’s better than everybody and i hated that. Something happens in the book that i didn’t see coming and i found myself being alot more heartbroken than expecting. I still feel really sad when i think of it, but i don’t want to say more. You’ll have to read it to know! The conclusion was okay, but i was annoyed by the romance. Mostly because i don’t like Lydia. The writing was good, i’d be interested to read more of that writer.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a great surprise, I think it will stay on my mind for a little while. 

The Serpent King : 4/5

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